How did Shakespeare Die? William Shakespeare was a renowned English poet, playwright, and actor born in in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare was a prolific writer during the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages of British theatre sometimes called the English Renaissance or the Early Modern Period.
He is a writer of great intellectual rapidity, perceptiveness, and poetic power. Other writers have had these qualities, but with Shakespeare the keenness of mind was applied not to abstruse or remote subjects but to human beings and their complete range of emotions and conflicts.
Other writers have applied their keenness of mind in this way, but Shakespeare is astonishingly clever with words and images, so that his mental energy, when applied to intelligible human situations, finds full and memorable expression, convincing and imaginatively stimulating. As if this were not enough, the art form into which his creative energies went was not remote and bookish but involved the vivid stage impersonation of human beings, commanding sympathy and inviting vicarious participation.
Shakespeare the man Life Although the amount of factual knowledge available about Shakespeare is surprisingly large for one of his station in life, many find it a little disappointing, for it is mostly gleaned from documents of an official character.
Dates of baptismsmarriagesdeathsand burials ; willsconveyanceslegal processes, and payments by the court—these are the dusty details. There are, however, many contemporary allusions to him as a writer, and these add a reasonable amount of flesh and blood to the biographical skeleton.
William ShakespeareThis film recounts the life of Shakespeare from his early boyhood through his productive years as a playwright and actor in London. Early life in Stratford The parish register of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshireshows that he was baptized there on April 26, ; his birthday is traditionally celebrated on April His father, John Shakespeare, was a burgess of the boroughwho in was chosen an alderman and in bailiff the position corresponding to mayorbefore the grant of a further charter to Stratford in He was engaged in various kinds of trade and appears to have suffered some fluctuations in prosperity.
His wife, Mary Arden, of Wilmcote, Warwickshire, came from an ancient family and was the heiress to some land. Given the somewhat rigid social distinctions of the 16th century, this marriage must have been a step up the social scale for John Shakespeare.
No lists of the pupils who were at the school in the 16th century have survived, but it would be absurd to suppose the bailiff of the town did not send his son there. Shakespeare did not go on to the university, and indeed it is unlikely that the scholarly round of logic, rhetoricand other studies then followed there would have interested him.
Instead, at age 18 he married. Anne died inseven years after Shakespeare. There is good evidence to associate her with a family of Hathaways who inhabited a beautiful farmhouse, now much visited, 2 miles [3. The next date of interest is found in the records of the Stratford church, where a daughter, named Susanna, born to William Shakespeare, was baptized on May 26, On February 2,twins were baptized, Hamnet and Judith.
How Shakespeare spent the next eight years or so, until his name begins to appear in London theatre records, is not known.
There are stories—given currency long after his death—of stealing deer and getting into trouble with a local magnate, Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, near Stratford; of earning his living as a schoolmaster in the country; of going to London and gaining entry to the world of theatre by minding the horses of theatregoers.
It has also been conjectured that Shakespeare spent some time as a member of a great household and that he was a soldier, perhaps in the Low Countries. But this method is unsatisfactory: Page 1 of William Shakespeare: Biography The Chandos Portrait of William Shakespeare, long believed to be the only portrait painted from life, until one other recently appeared.
William Shakespeare (26 April (baptised) – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. Shakespeare is England’s most celebrated dramatist and poet. His works have been translated into 80 languages, including Star Trek’s Klingon.
He helped shape the English we use today.
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We believe he was born on 26 April in Stratford-upon-Avon.5/5(1). Watch video · Playwright, poet. Christopher Marlowe was a poet and playwright at the forefront of the 16th-century dramatic renaissance.
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It is a production of Encyclopædia Britannica Educational Corporation. Biography of William Shakespeare; Academy. William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English Children: Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare, Judith Quiney.